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  • Court Tosses Jan. 6 Sentence; Ruling May Impact Other Cases

    08/18/2023 4:59:06 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 64 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Aug 18, 2023
    A federal appeals court on Friday ordered a new sentence for a North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to a petty offense in the Capitol riot — a ruling that could impact dozens of low-level cases in the massive Jan. 6, 2021 prosecution. The appeals court in Washington said James Little was wrongly sentenced for his conviction on a misdemeanor offense to both prison time and probation, which is court-ordered monitoring of defendants who are not behind bars. Little, who entered the Capitol but didn't join in any destruction or violence, pleaded guilty in 2021 to a charge that carries...
  • Editorial: Shapiro should move now on school funding reform

    02/19/2023 7:13:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 16, 2023 | The Editorial Board
    From the hardscrabble hills of western Pennsylvania to the hardknock blocks of Northeast Philadelphia, children are getting inferior educations in underfunded school districts with low property values and incomes. Crowded classrooms in the state’s 100 most poorly funded districts deny children, who may enter kindergarten a year behind their more affluent peers, the attention they need. Those districts, including South Allegheny, East Allegheny, New Castle, Sharon and Philadelphia, educate one-third of the state’s 1.5 million students, two-thirds of its Black students, and nearly 60% of its poor students. Leaky roofs, obsolete and unsafe buildings, and broken laptops plague many of...
  • Pediatric Group Ordered To Provide Florida Docs On Why It Supports Sex Changes For Kids

    01/28/2023 6:19:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2023 | Dylan Housman
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) must provide the state of Florida with documentation on why it supports gender transitions for minors and any communication with its members about that decision-making process, a District Court ruled. The AAP is involved in a lawsuit against Florida over a new rule established last year that prohibits the use of Medicaid funds on sex changes and other transgender-related care. The AAP signed on in support of the plaintiffs, leading Florida to subpoena it and numerous other organizations for information on their policies toward individuals with gender dysphoria and how those policies were developed,...
  • Florida Supreme Court upholds law forbidding local governments from over-restricting gun, ammo sales

    01/20/2023 5:15:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Just The News ^ | January 20, 2023 | Charlotte Hazard
    The Florida Supreme Court has upheld a law that forbids local governments from restricting sales of guns and ammunition beyond state law. In a 4-1 ruling, the court said local officials could face stiff penalties if they try to enforce the restrictions that go beyond the Florida law. Florida passed a law in 1987 the stated local cities and counties could not have restrictions on guns that were more restrictive than the state's, law. "It is not a core municipal function to occupy an area that the Legislature has preempted, and local governments have no lawful discretion or authority to...
  • Biden’s EPA Has America’s Biggest Oil Field In Its Regulatory Crosshairs

    06/30/2022 7:34:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Shore News Network ^ | June 30, 2022 | Max Keating, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s deadline for the Biden administration to respond to his request that they cancel an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal passed on Wednesday, and he now plans to take action to protect the nation’s gasoline supply himself. The proposed regulations take aim at the Permian Basin, the largest oil field in the United States, accounting for 95,000,000 gallons of gasoline per day or 40% of the oil produced domestically, according to the Texas Governor’s Office. Abbott claimed that the EPA’s proposal would further raise gas prices for consumers when fuel already costs more than $5 per gallon...
  • Supreme Court curbs EPA’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions

    06/30/2022 7:12:08 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 128 replies
    nbc news ^ | 06/30/22 | Pete Williams
    The Supreme Court on Thursday curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s options for limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, one of the most important environmental decisions in years.
  • Fr. Frank Pavone: “A transfer of power from the courts to the people.”

    05/03/2022 5:50:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Interview of Fr. Frank Pavone on Rumble ^ | May 3, 2022 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    From the Comments: epd150, 8 hours ago ZERO evidence of Constitutional right to abortion! BOOM ... Thank you Lord Jesus ---- GDPops, 9 hours ago "We The People..." Does not mean, "We The Court." The constitution is the basis for the law of our land. ---- Hellsbane, 9 hours ago Its not only a transfer of power from the courts to the people its also a transfer of power from the Central government, of which the court is 1/3rd of, to the people and states respectively! ---- wewillnotcomply, 9 hours ago its really this simple the constitution gives us the...
  • SENATE Schumer, Pelosi: Draft Roe ruling ‘would go down as an abomination’

    05/03/2022 2:24:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/03/2022 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered a blistering rebuke on Monday night of a draft ruling to overturn the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. The draft ruling, published by Politico, was authored by Justice Samuel Alito and concludes by declaring that Roe and the court’s 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey have no grounding in the Constitution. The court is expected to issue an actual ruling in the case in the next two months.
  • Our Elite is No Elite At All

    02/08/2022 12:39:30 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 2/6/22 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In the 21st century, other elite criteria seem to count as much as the old markers of lineage, money, and location. “Certification,” defined as degrees from the “right” undergraduate and graduate schools, is essential for an elite resumé. Such brands have little to do with education per se or aggregate knowledge acquired. (It is not clear that an Ivy League student would do better on the same SAT, taken upon graduation as earlier, upon admittance). Are our best generals those with Yale degrees, and our best CEOs those with Stanford MBAs? And are Harvard Law Review editors—think Barack Obama, the...
  • Discussion Regarding: Denial of Natural Immunity in CMS Vaccine Mandate ‘Unprecedented in Modern History’: Scott Atlas

    01/15/2022 7:07:42 PM PST · by Tacrolimus1mg · 14 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 14 January 2022 | Allen Zhong and Jan Jekielek
    Denying natural immunity in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) vaccine mandates is “unprecedented in modern history,” a prominent public health expert said. Dr. Scott Atlas, a former White House COVID-19 Task Force adviser during the Trump administration, made the remarks after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decide to uphold the CMS vaccine mandates in a Thursday ruling. He told The Epoch Times that the ruling is “another serious denial of scientific fact” specifically mentioning the denial of natural immunity in CMS vaccine mandates.
  • Supreme Court Says No Religious Exemption from Covid Vaccination for N.Y. Health Workers

    12/13/2021 2:53:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies ^ | December 13, 2021 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court turned down emergency requests by New York healthcare workers for a religious exemption from state requirements to vaccinate against Covid-19. A federal appeals court in New York previously denied the workers’ requests. The court denied the requests in brief written orders. As is typical for such emergency actions, the majority didn’t explain its thinking. Three conservative justices—Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch—said they would have allowed the exemptions. In October, the court denied a similar application from Maine healthcare workers seeking exemption from their state’s vaccination requirements, which lower courts had rejected. The same three conservatives...
  • Fauci on SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Gatherings: ‘Considerable Risk’ for Coronavirus Spread

    11/29/2020 9:17:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/2020 | Pam Key
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the Supreme Court ruling that religious gatherings cannot be restricted in New York State was a “considerable risk for acquisition and spread” of the coronavirus pandemic. Guest host Martha Raddatz said, “The Supreme Court struck down New York’s COVID restrictions on religious gatherings in the state. How concerned are you about legal challenges to pandemic restrictions going forward?
  • NC absentee rules could be among Barrett's first cases on Supreme Court

    10/27/2020 12:42:06 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 46 replies ^ | 10/26/20 | Kirsten Gutierrez
    Raleigh, N.C. — Judge Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice shortly after the U.S. Senate confirms her nomination on Monday night, and a North Carolina case could be among the first before the court with her as a member. Absentee ballots have been the focus of a fierce legal fight in North Carolina for weeks, following the State Board of Elections' decision to try to settle some lawsuits by changing the rules for voting by mail. While courts have dealt with the problem of fixing ballots that were mailed without the...
  • Breaking Down the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Quarantine Ruling

    05/14/2020 5:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 5/14/20 | Jake Curtis
    While several federal courts have recently issued decisions addressing the constitutionality of various stay-at-home orders, few state courts have done so. That changed late yesterday, when the Supreme Court of Wisconsin issued its much-anticipated decision in the state legislature’s challenge to Democratic governor Tony Evers’s “safer-at-home” emergency order, issued by his designee for secretary of the Department of Health Services (“DHS”), Andrea Palm. Every Wisconsinite has suddenly become interested in administrative law and the workings of the high court. It is a beautiful thing. The decision found the order immediately unenforceable. The governor responded by arguing that the Republican legislature...
  • North Carolina court blocks voter ID law as discriminatory

    02/18/2020 10:45:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2020 | by Daniel Trotta
    A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state’s voter identification law from going into effect, finding it was a discriminatory attempt to suppress the black vote, in a victory for Democrats and voting rights advocates. The appeals court reversed a lower court decision that denied a preliminary injunction against a law requiring voters to produce a photo ID at the polls. The ruling puts the voter ID law on hold until the underlying lawsuit challenging it is decided, likely blocking it for the November 2020 general election. The law did include a provision allowing people without proper ID...
  • Appeals court hands Trump win, rules Dem lawmakers cannot sue over business payments

    02/07/2020 11:24:20 AM PST · by gattaca · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2020 | Bill Mears, Brooke Singman
    A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously ruled that more than 200 Democratic congressional lawmakers do not have standing to sue President Trump over allegations he violated the Emoluments Clause over foreign payments to his businesses. “Because we conclude that the Members lack standing, we reverse the district court and remand with instructions to dismiss their complaint,” the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said in its ruling.
  • Women Coerced Into Doing Porn Awarded $13M In Civil Case, Pornographers Face Life In Prison

    01/08/2020 11:25:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | January 8, 2020 | The Activist Mommy
    A group of women whose lives were ruined after being coerced into participating in pornography has just gotten some small measure of vindication in a civil suit against the pornographers. According to The Washington Post, a California judge has tentatively ordered a pornography company to pay $13 million to 22 young women after ruling that they were tricked and inappropriately pressured to make the videos which did not, as promised, stay offline. The ruling, given last Thursday, was the latest development in the women’s years-long legal battle against the owners of GirlsDoPorn, a San Diego-based business that made millions producing...
  • What's next: Patients insured through Obamacare worry after court ruling

    12/23/2019 8:14:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 19, 2019 | Kris B. Mamula
    An appellate court ruling that struck down a key pillar of Obamacare on Wednesday amped up anxiety about the future of the law that brought health insurance to millions of Americans. Court appeals are likely and experts say the matter probably won’t be resolved for years — creating uncertainty about the protections were built into the Affordable Care Act. Squirrel Hill resident Amy Raslevich is among the people worrying about the future of the law. “I’m fighting cancer,” the 48-year-old University of Pittsburgh doctoral student said. “I shouldn’t have to fight Congress and the president to stay alive.” In a...
  • BREAKING: Paul Manafort Case DISMISSED in Shock Ruling

    12/18/2019 9:31:50 AM PST · by montag813 · 62 replies
    24News ^ | 12-18-2019 | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen In a stunning, unexpected ruling, a judge on Wednesday tossed out New York State charges of mortgage fraud against Paul Manafort because of ‘double jeopardy’ laws. This is a huge victory for Paul Manafort, who remains in custody on federal charges, because this opens a way for Trump to issue him a presidential pardon. And not just for Manafort: this ruling throws a legal hand grenade into the entire Democrat strategy of punishing former Trump aides and supporters with state charges to bypass his pardon powers. Manafort, 70, is currently serving a seven and half year prison sentence...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Pentagon Funds Targeted for Border Wall

    12/11/2019 9:30:20 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 12/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump's dream of building a "big, beautiful wall" along the southern border took a hit yesterday when a federal judge ruled that Pentagon funds totaling $3.6 billion diverted for 11 construction projects along the southern border could not be used for wall construction. Significantly, the judge, David Briones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, ruled that other funds, already approved by the Supreme Court, could be spent. Those funds, which come from a Pentagon counter-narcotics fund, could still be used for wall construction. The argument being used by the city of El Paso was...